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November 29, 1995 12:00 AM (EST)

News Release Number: STScI-1995-49

HST's Greatest Hits 1990-1995

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Image: Supernova 1987A: Halo for a Vanished Star

Supernova 1987A: Halo for a Vanished StarSTScI-PRC1995-49a

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An eerie, nearly mirror-image pair of red luminescent gas "hula-hoops" frame the expanding debris of a star seen as a supernova explosion in 1987. (Image Released: April 1994)

Object Name: SN1987A

Image Type: Astronomical

Credit: Dr. Christopher Burrows, ESA/STScI and NASA

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The above image is part of a montage:

Montage Image: HST's Greatest Hits 1990-1995 Image Type: Astronomical HST's Greatest Hits 1990-1995PRC1995-49 The Orion Nebula: Stellar Birthplace Image Type: Astronomical The Orion Nebula: Stellar BirthplacePRC1995-49b The Cartwheel Galaxy: Result of a Bull's-Eye Collision Image Type: Astronomical The Cartwheel Galaxy: Result of a Bull's-Eye CollisionPRC1995-49c Comet P/Shoemaker-Levy 9 Bombards Jupiter Image Type: Astronomical Comet P/Shoemaker-Levy 9 Bombards JupiterPRC1995-49d Images of Spiral Galaxy M100 Before and After Hubble's First Servicing Mission Image Type: Astronomical Images of Spiral Galaxy M100 Before and After Hubble's First Servicing MissionPRC1995-49e An Earth-Sized Storm on Saturn Image Type: Astronomical An Earth-Sized Storm on SaturnPRC1995-49f Ring Around a Suspected Black Hole in Galaxy NGC 4261 Image Type: Astronomical Ring Around a Suspected Black Hole in Galaxy NGC 4261PRC1995-49g Planetary Nebula NGC 6543: Gaseous Cocoon Around a Dying Star Image Type: Astronomical Planetary Nebula NGC 6543: Gaseous Cocoon Around a Dying StarPRC1995-49h Cygnus Loop: Blast Wave from a Stellar Time-Bomb Image Type: Astronomical Cygnus Loop: Blast Wave from a Stellar Time-BombPRC1995-49i Wispy Clouds, A Melting Ice Cap, and Dust-Storm-Free Surface on Mars Image Type: Astronomical/Illustration/Annotated Wispy Clouds, A Melting Ice Cap, and Dust-Storm-Free Surface on MarsPRC1995-49j

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